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The Birthday Party 

Stanley, a pianist, lives in a cheap boarding-house near the sea and never talks about himself. But the past catches up with him when Mr. Goldberg and Mr. McCann arrive - clearly, they don't wish him well.

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Kenneth Ives

Writer:

Harold Pinter
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Episode cast overview:
Joan Plowright ... Meg
Harold Pinter ... Goldberg
Kenneth Cranham ... Stanley
Colin Blakely ... McCann
Julie Walters ... Lulu
Robert Lang ... Petey
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Stanley, a pianist, lives in a cheap boarding-house near the sea and never talks about himself. But the past catches up with him when Mr. Goldberg and Mr. McCann arrive - clearly, they don't wish him well.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Final acting role of Colin Blakely . See more »

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Version of Syntymäpäivät (1966) See more »

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Harrowing
6 November 2002 | by rowandtSee all my reviews

Pinter's masterpiece translates well to the screen in this adaptation overseen by (and featuring) Pinter himself. Wonderfully acted, unforgettable, unforgiving and shockingly frank, this is a work that cannot be ignored.


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English

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21 June 1987 (UK) See more »

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